Offermann et al. (2010) Artifact Types in Information Systems Design Science - A Literature Review

Abstract

Many information systems researchers designate their work as design science referring to the term IT artifact and the categorization systems that have emerged under this label. Alas, there is no consensus at this point as to what the research output in design science is and what types of artifacts exist. Using a widely accepted artifact typology would strengthen the scientific discussion and ease the categorization of contributions. Based on a literature review of all DESRIST publications and a special MISQ issue on design science, we derived such a typology. We identified eight relevant artifact types and related our typology to existing ones. With this contribution, we hope to enable a discussion about what legitimate design science outputs and their main types are.

Citation Philipp Offermann, Soren Blom, Marten Schonherr, Udo Bub (2010). Artifact Types in Information Systems Design Science - A Literature Review. MIS Quarterly, vol. 6105, pp. 77–92. URL

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BibTex entry for this article:

@article{offermann2010artifact,
author = {Offermann, Philipp and Blom, Soren and Schonherr, Marten and Bub, Udo},
doi = {10.1007/978-3-642-13335-0_6},
isbn = {9783642133343},
journal = {MIS Quarterly},
pages = {77--92},
title = {{Artifact Types in Information Systems Design Science - A Literature Review}},
url = {http://www.springerlink.com/index/duq3w3776lr155t2.pdf},
volume = {6105},
year = {2010}
}

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artifact, design science, literature review, research output, typology

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